China had blocked Masood Azhar's listing as a global terrorist by the UN.
In a big diplomatic win for India, Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masoosd Azhar has been designated as a global terrorist by the United Nations today after China withdrew its objections. Masood Azhar's finances and assets will be frozen after his listing. China put a technical hold in March on a fresh proposal to ban Masood Azhar, the head of the Pakistan-based Jaish, which claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has termed Masood Azhar's blacklisting as a big victory.
It was the fourth time that China had blocked Masood Azhar's listing as a global terrorist by the UN.
US, UK and France had been working hard to step up pressure on Beijing by taking the issue directly to the powerful UN Security Council. China insists that it should be resolved at the 1267 Committee whose proceedings are not publicized.
Here are the live updates on Masood Azhar being designated as global terrorist:
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on UN decision to blacklist Masood Azhar
In India's fight against terrorism, this is an important achievement. For the last one decade, India was making diplomatic efforts towards this goal.
Big victory, says PM Modi on Masood Azhar's blacklisting as global terrorist
UNSC has listed MasoodAzhar as a Global Terrorist. In our fight against terrorism, it is a big victory.
Foreign Ministry on Masood Azhar's blacklisting
The decision is in accordance with India's position and in line with the information that India has shared with the members of the Sanctions Committee regarding terrorist activities of Masood Azhar and the Jaish-e-Mohammad. India will continue with its efforts through international forums to ensure that terrorist organizations and their leaders who cause harm to our citizens are brought to justice.
"Will immediately enforce sanctions imposed on Masood Azhar": Pakistan
Pakistan has said it will "immediately enforce the sanctions" on Masood Azhar and said it agreed to his listing after all "political references", including attempts to link him to the Pulwama attack were removed from the proposal, news agency PTI reports.
BJP President Amit Shah on Masood Azhar
That is why India needs a strong and decisive leader. Grateful to PM and his diplomatic efforts that led to the UN designating Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. It was long over due. This also reflects PM Modi's commitment towards Zero Tolerance against terrorism.
US welcomes Masood Azhar's blacklisting
The US welcomes the addition of Masood Azhar to the UN 1267 ISIL and al-Qaida Sanctions list, which requires all UN member states to implement an assets freeze, a travel ban, and an arms embargo against Masood Azhar, news agency PTI quoted aa US spokesperson as saying.
China on Masood Azhar being designated global terrorist
On this listing issue, China has been communicating with relevant parties in a constructive and responsible fashion. After careful study of the revised materials and taking into consideration the opinions of relevant parties concerned, China does not have objection to the listing proposal.
BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi on Masood Azhar
Masood Azhar a global terrorist! Another feather to the already heavy hat of PM Modi, who has scored countless diplomatic victories in the last 5 years. Let this be a warning to all anti-Indian cells. Won't forget and won't forgive
Masood Azhar was recently shifted to safehouse in Islamabad, reports news agency ANI quoting sources
Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar was put under house arrest at Markaz Subhan Allah in Bahawalpur, post Balakot Attack and has been recently shifted to a safe house in Islamabad, ANI reported.
Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Masood Azhar's listing as global terrorist
India stands vindicated. Masood Azar is now a global terrorist. India is in safe hands. This marks a high point for the Prime Minister's foreign policy.
Masood Azhar ordered many terror strikes in India
After his release in exchange of passengers of the hijacked Indian Airlines IC-814 flight in 1999 by the then BJP government, Masood Azhar went on to form Jaish-e-Mohammed and ordered many terror strikes in India, including on Parliament House, Pathankot Air Force base, Army camps in Jammu and Kashmir, including the Pulwama bombing
France's statement on Masood Azhar
"France welcomes the designation today. For many years now, French diplomacy has been relentlessly pleading for sanctioning Azhar, head of the terrorist group responsible, notably, for the Pulwama attack last February."
What blacklisting wil do for Masood Azhar
A UN blacklisting will subject Masood Azhar to assets freeze, travel ban and an arms embargo. An assets freeze under the Sanctions Committee requires that all states freeze without delay the funds and other financial assets or economic resources of designated individuals and entities.
Shashi Tharoor on Masood Azhar's listing as a global terrorist
It's taken us 10 years, but it's finally done: Masood Azhar is on the UN's terrorist blacklist. I had asked "Is China the world's biggest enabler of terror?" They answered "yes"in March, but finally did the right thing in May!